Sherman & Reilly Launch ‘Revolution’

First Look
By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | December 2011, Vol. 66 No. 12

“Ergonomics, efficiency and safety elements in terms of design and production combined in the Sherman & Reilly Revolution Series provide better products at better prices,” concluded Dunn.

Based in Chattanooga, TN, Sherman & Reilly is an established manufacturer of tools and equipment for underground and aerial transmission, and distribution of electrical power and communications systems, including a complete line of bundle blocks, pullers, tensioners and reel trailers. Telecommunications products include fiber Cablejet, Superjet and Microjet cable “blowing” equipment.

Sherman & Reilly Inc., (423) 756-5300,

Safe-Zone Cab
The Safe-Zone Cab is a signature feature of the new Sherman & Reilly Revolution Series cable pullers, setting them apart from all other equipment of a similar type says Michael Dunn, Sherman & Reilly chairman and chief executive officer.

Safe Zone Cabs provide a fully-controlled operator environment, Dunn continues. Configurations and options relate to individual product models, and they include half-cab, sitting; full-frame, sitting; and full-frame, sitting and standing.

Revolution models include a full set of intuitive operator controls, monitors, and gauges; one-button, auto-leveling hydraulic jack system; joystick control of hydraulically-powered booms; video displays from boom-mounted cameras; wireless remote controls: adjustable, ergonomic transportation-class seat; operator-controlled work area and task lighting; and wireless remote controls.

Benefits of Safe-Zone Cabs, Dunn says, are reduced risk of operator error resulting in faster task completion and more work completed each operator shift; improved safety for operators and crew; and improved operator comfort with reduced fatigue over each work shift.

“Operator comfort is one of the most important considerations in the design of Safe-Zone Cabs,” says Dunn. “During our observation and evaluations of equipment operators, we witnessed one machine’s operator repeatedly shifting in his seat. We asked why. His answer was that his back hurt, and he could not get comfortable. A comfortable operator is a more productive operator.”

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